In the revised house, Lyndon
organized passage through the house along a descending series of windows opening directly to the forest, filling the house with filtered lightand outlook, as a section of the roof was lifted to peer up into the trees.
An expansive deck at the lowest level hangs out among the redwoods.
Donlyn Lyndon has been a part of the architecture of The Sea Ranch since its beginning.Projects at The Sea Ranch designed by Lyndon in collaboration with Marvin Buchanan or with Tomas Frank include seven houses, and the "Hidden Treasure" redesign.
has also written about The Sea Ranch
, beginning with an article about the condominium in World Architecture Two, titled "Sea Ranch, The Process of Design" (1965).
ost notably he
is the author, with photographer Jim Alinder, of The Sea Ranch
, published by Princeton Architectural Press
, the second, revised edition of which will be released in fall 2013.
At the time that The Sea Ranch
was beginning, Lyndon
, Moore, Whitaker and Joseph Esherick were all on the Architecture faculty at the University of California, Berkeley
and brother Maynard Hale Lyndon were both introduced to architecture by their father Maynard Lyndon FAIA, whose architectural work was internationally recognized.
became a partner in MLTW/ Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker; Maynard worked in Boston for The Architects Collaborative founded by Walter Gropius.Later, merging their talents with those of their respective spouses, Alice Wingwall and Lu Wendel Lyndon, they evolved the idea of place as the central theme of architecture and design.
Donlyn founded and edited the journal PLACES, Alice made site sculpture and photographed architecture, Maynard and Lu created the store PLACEWARES "specializing in places to put things" and founded LyndonDesign for the design of innovative furnishings.
Donlyn was architect for each of their houses and both are enlivened by many fine objects and fabrics that can be found at PLACEWARES/LyndonDesign Gallery, in Gualala.